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BOOTH GIVES HIS
. HALF BLOCK SOLO
FOR TOCRI8T9 an
Sperial rates made
to famllW and sin
gle ffentlmeii. The
mAttBRMnent will be
plMuod at mil time
to iltmr rooms and
give price. A mod
ern Turkish bath es
tablishment in the
H. C. BOWXR8,
NEW HOME OF PORTLAND COMMERCIAL CLUB
Alleged Embezzler Asks to Be
Booked and Discusses His
Property on Glisan Street at
. End of the Steel Bridge
, Brings $110,000..
COOT ONE MILLION DOLLARS.
THE 3IORNIXG OREGOXIAX, SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1907.
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CORNER SEVENTH AND STARK STREETS
Portland's New and Modern Hotel. Rates $1 per Day and Up
Europfian Plan. Free Bus.
WRIGHT-DICKINSON HOTEL CO. Props.
VICTIM OF SPITE, HE SAYS
LARGE PROFIT IN A YEAR
Former General Agent of Pacific
Mutual Life Insurance Company
Claims He Is Creditor and Not
Short in His Accounts.
That the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance
Company officials are Indebted to him In
a sum aggregating approximately $11,000,
and that they have caused his arrest on
a charge of felony embezzlement to. get
him Into the penitentiary because of this
and for other reasons. Is the declaration
of H. T. Booth, until recently general
agent of the concern for Oregon. He sur
rendered himself to Captain Slover at
police headquarters yesterday afternoon,
after arranging for a bond that insured
his release, pending an adjustment of the
case in court. '
Policeman James, F. Anderson, who
stated to Captain of Detectives Bruin
that he personally knew Bosth, spent 24
hours looking for the latter, but failed to
find him. While the officer was beating
the air in his fruitless efforts to find
Booth, the man he sought was going
about his business on the streets and in
public places, including the District At
torney's office, police headquarters build
ing and the Municipal Court. While
Anderson was "seeking" Booth from I
o'clock to 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Booth was within 25 feet of the office in
an upstairs room, giving an interview to
a representative of The Oregonlan, in the
presence of Uaywer A. King Wilson and
Clerk of the Court Hennessy. Later In
the day. Booth, having arranged bonds,
walked down stairs and asked Captain
Slover please to book him on a charge
of embezzlement. The captain obliged
him by so doing.
Charges Against Booth.
W. H. Davis, of San Francisco, rep
resenting the Pacific Mutual Life Insur
ance Company, charges in a complaint
filed Thursday -that Booth, while general
agent for Oregon, misappropriated about
J50CO, and states that the case will be
prosecuted and civil suit entered.
Owing to the fact that Booth would not
appear publicly Thursday afternoon or
night because he had no bond arranged
for his statement could not be obtained
until yesterday. He then gave a com
plete review of his side of the matter.
Booth is the son of a pioneer family,
his father, H. H. Booth, being superin
tendent of the Chemawa . Indian school
20 years ago. H. T. Booth has been en
gaged in the insurance business for 20
years, he says, his first experience being
with the old State Insurance Company, of
Salem. Later he was with the Massachu
setts Mutual Life Company for five years
In Eastern Oregon, and finally, seven
' years ago, entered the service of the Pa
cific Mutual as general agent for Eastern
' Oregon, his headquarters being at Baker
City. He made that place his home until
one year ago, when he removed with his
family to Portland, having been promoted
to the position of general agent for Ore
gon, with headquarters here. Before
coming here to live, he was Interested In
the Baker City Herald, and still owns
( stock In that newspaper. .
Arrest Result of Spite.
Booth declares that his arrest is the
outcome of antagonism that has sprung
up as a result of several years of dis
sension between himself and certain high
officials of the Pacific Mutual. He states
that he fought hard to defeat ai effort
made some time ago to change the name
of the Pacific Life Insurance Company to
that of the Pacific Mutual and Conserva
tive, or the Pacific Conservative, and says
he won the. fight, thus saving the name
for the good of its thousands of policy
holders. Since then, he declares, bit
terness has existed among some officials
of the company against him, and, he Bays,
as a final blow, he recently resigned his
position to accept the general agency for
Oregon of a new concern, the West Coast
Life Insurance Company, of San Fran
cisco. He declared yesterday that the affairs
of the Pacific Mutual Company were not
In a condition satisfactory to him, and
that he has many times threatened to go
into the courts of California and force an
examination of the books. Before the
earthquake, he says, there was a defici
ency of at least $300,000, and he further
says that an examination is scheduled for
this Fall, to be conducted by the State
Insurance Examiner of the State of Cali
fornia, it having been postponed because
of the chaotic state of affairs In the Bay
City, the result of the great disaster.
Booth states that, granting he Is short
$5000, just as charged against him by the
company now, they have his bond for an
equal sum In the National Security Com
pany, and cannot lose, he states. How
ever, he declares that his renewal Interest,
gathered through seven years of hard
work, aggregates $11,000, which is owing
him, he says.
At the Theaters
Wnat tha Frees Agent Bay.
TWO PERFORMANCES TODAY
Ezra Kendall Both Afternoon and
Xight' at The HeiUg.
There will be two performances at the
Heilig Theater, Fourteenth and Washington
streets, today. The popular American
comedian, Ezra Kendall, and his excellent
company of players, will present the de
cidedly funny comedy. "Swell Elegant
Jones.' A special price matinee will be
given at 2:15 o'clock this afternoon; the
last performance tonight at 8:15. This is
without a doubt the best comedy Mr. Ken
dall has ever presented in Portland, as the
crowded houses the past two evening-: will
attest. - Seats are now selling at the box
office at the theater for both performances.
Matinee at the Marquam Today.
A special matinee of "The Second In Com
mand." a splendid English war drama, will
be clven at popular prices in the Marquam
at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Dashing young
officers In flashing uniforms, martial muslo,
pretty women In even prettier dresses, a del
icate Interwoven love story, all make for
a matinee not often to be had. The play
this week Is one of the best that has been
see nhere this season. The last performance
will be given tonight. A a ITfte picture,
fine and powerful, of army life In Eng
land, with India and South Africa In the
background, "The Second In Command" has
Lyric Matinee Today.
It would be hard to Imagine a more de
lightful farce-comedy than "The Girl From
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AL1XJL1U AX IJUTU AM) OAL allti.iilb, O.NJt OJb' XHli li.Ni.SX CI. LB AND
Albany," which the Allen Stock Company Is
offering this week at the Uyric to the ap
plause of thousands of delighted spectators.
It present every .member of the company
so advantageously that there Is no particu
lar "featuring," yet all are really feature
parts. "Laugh and the world laughs with
you" was never truer than In the case of
"The Qlrl From Albany." Matinee today.
"The Tie That Binds.'
Only a few more performances remain or
'The Tie That Binds," the heart drama
which the stock company is offering at the
Star Theater. It is one of Hal Reid's crea
tions, which Is sufficient guarantee that
if Is filled with sentiment, action and com
edy. This play treats of the problems of
home life in an original fashion and the
softening Influences of a child are made
much of. "The Tie That Binds" will be
given twice today and tomorrow. Seats can
be reserved by telephone.
Season Seat Sale Next Monday.
Next Monday morning at 10 o'clock the
Baker box office will open for the regular
season seat sale. No orders will be taken
except from those in line, and no more than
five seats can be secured for any perform
ance by any one person. Manager Baker
will provide seats for every one In line, and
all will be attended to as rapidly as possible.
This line up at the Baker is necessary only
once a year, and as patrons well' know,
these seats are held ( subject to the few
simple rules) for the persons securing them
the rest of the season. No last season's or
ders can be held over.
The French Stock Company.
The French Stock Company opens at the,
Star Theater Sunday afternoon In the beau
tiful Southern melody, "A Daughter of the
South." R. E. French, the owner and man
ager of the company, la well-known in Port
land, and his name at the head of a com
pany la a guarantee of satisfaction. "A
Daughter of the SoutB" is a story with
plenty of heart Interest and no one should
miss seeing It. Note the change In the
opening date. Sunday matinee Instead of
"That Girl From Texas."
Varna Felton will be seen In another new
role next week at the Lyric, which will add
more laurels to those she has already won
as the leading woman of the popular Lyric.
"That Girl From Texas" Is a play that is
absolutely new to the Pacific Coast, but has
already more than made good In the East.
It is strong on heart Interest, comedy and
action and possesses all the qualities to
make a successful play.
AT THE VAUDEVILLE THEATERS
Sunday at the Grand.
With a Mively vaudeville programme of
high-grade acts, the Grand affords the pub
lic an unlimited amount of entertainment
tomorrow. There will be the usual Sunday
performances. "How the Fixes Fixed It" is
the top-Hner, & comedy playlet presented by
Alice Mortlock and Walter Harmon. The
Fremont Zouaves. 17 acrobatic soldiers, have
the position of special added feature, and
aside from these are the Columbia Comedy
Four. Mrvand Mrs. J. Murray Smith in "Is
Marriage a Failure?" and other entertain
in j specialties.
Clever Comedy at Pantages.
A clever little comedy by thoroughly up-to-date
artists is the offering of the New
York Comedy Four. Their wit and songs
are new and thalr fund of entertainment la
Inexhaustible. All who see them once re
turn to laugh with them again. The Mu
sical Brennans are pleasing with their gift
of bringing music from all kinds of things.
Ross and -Vack, German comedians, have
some fine songs. Hy Greenway is a jug
gler far above the ordinary, and the Great
Pool, the rubber man. Is -a wonderful con
tortionist. Drowns With One Foot in Boat.
TACOMA, Wash.. Aug. 23. (Special.)
While trolling for salmon in a canoe off
the old town waterfront this forenoon,
Alfred E. Tollesen, 20 years of age, fell
into the water and was drowned. One
foot of the young man had caught on the
edge of the craft, while the head and a
portion of the body were In the. water.
A bruise on the forehead is thought to
have indicated that in falling the young
man had struck his head on a log. It is
believed the craft was overturned by a
swell from a passing steamer.
Wheat Crop Brings $51,000.
FREEWATER, Or.. Aug. 22. Mrs.
A. C. Cockburn and Cockburn Bros,
yesterday sold 75,000 bushels of wheat
of the red chaff variety to the Pacific
Coast Elevator Company, at 68 cents,
KELP BUILD OWN ASYLUM
IDAHO INSANE PATIENTS
MOST OP WORK.
Medical Superintendent of Institu
tion Visits Portland to Inspect
F.qnipnient lor New Buildings.
Dr. John "W. Gibbons, Medical Super
intendent of the Northern Idaho Asy
lum, for. the Insane, located at Oro
Fino, is in Portland Investigating the
equipment for the new asylum at that
place, which is in process of erection.
Dr. Gibbons said yesterday. In speaking
of the building operations at Oro Fino:
"The buildings were commenced two
years ago and when finished will care
for the insane of the six northern Idaho
counties. All of the Insane of that
section have been received at the new
asylum for the past year. The present
number Is 75. Much of the construc
tion work has been performed by in
mates of the institution the clearing of
the grounds, laying water mains, mak
ing the brick used in the construction
of the buildings and helping the ma
sons to put up portion's of the brick
work. The asylum patients and their
attendants are at this time finishing
up another brick kiln which will pro
duce 300,000 brick, which will be used
this season in the erection of a ward
and an administration building."
Dr. Gibbons also spoke of the rapid
development of Northern Idaho. "Gen
eral conditions in Northern Idaho," said
Dr. Gibbons, "are very prosperous.
The grain crops this year are the
largest ever grown in that region. The
lumber industry is better than it ever
has been before; the mines are doing
well, and considerable railroad con
struction is under way. The Northern
Pacific is building a line from Lewis
ton to Grangevllle, a djstanee - of 40
miles, and the Chicago, Millwaukee &
St. Paul's line now building from Chi
cago to Seattle, will cross the state and
open up a rich country at present un
developed. Relative to the recent trial at Boise,
Dr. Gibbons expressed this opinion:
"The people of Idaho took it for
granted that the jury had some reason
able doubt as to the guilt of the alleged
conspirators to the murder of ex-Governor
Steunenberg, but they believe the
county and state officers did the best
possible thing in following out the
clue 'that they believed would result in
the conviction of all who are responsi
sible for that dastardly crime. They
are determined that dynamite and mur
der shall not be the order in that state.
No matter how much money it may
cost, they propose to preserve civiliza
tion by law and order.
"While the Federation officials may
not be guilty of any conspiracy, it is
generally believed that they have been
very unfortunate In their association
with such men as Orchard has con
fessed he is. The people also believe
If the Western Federation of Miners
is to have standing with good citizens,
they must free themselves from such
men as the murderer of Idaho's ex
C. C. Bradley has returned from a
three weeks' visit to Seattle and Brit
ish Columbia points.
C. B. Merrick, secretary of the Port
land Retail Grocers' Association, will
leave today for Denver to attend the
National Convention of Mutual Fire In
Bishop J. M. Thoburn. formerly of In
dia, returned yesterday to his home on
the East Side, from Ocean Park, where
he spent a week. He Is greauy Improved
In health. He expects to return to Ocean
S. G. Reed, president of the Portland
Chamber of Commerce and treasurer of
the Portland Railway Light and Power
Company, left Thursday night, accom
panied by his family, for a two weeks'
outing at his ranch in the Nehalem coun
try. Koerner Sues for Divorce.
J. Koerner filed a suit for uivorce
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tfXliUCXtltKii OX TI1K
from his wife Lillian in the Circuit
Court yesterday. In his complaint he
charges his wife witii staying away from
her home days at a time and with visit
ing low resorts and carousing. They
were married In 'Portlanu' in 1899. xwo
months ago Mrs. Koerner began suit for
divorce, alleging cruelty and non-support.
GETS HAYWARD ESTATE
Court Awards Millionaire's Daugh
ter $500,000 In Mining' Stock.
REDWOOD CITY. Cal., Aug. 23. The
petition of Mrs. Emma Rose, daughter
of the late Alvlnaa and Charles Hay
ward, to have personal property of their
estate distributed to her was heard by
Judge Buck yesterday. There was no
opposition and the petition was granted
and distribution of over 363.000 shares of
stock, principally mining, of over $500,000
in value was ordered by the Judge. The
largest block of stock was 133,300 shares
In the famous L'tica gold mine. The
bond required of Mrs. Rose was nominal
aa there Is no debt.
Start Suits for Right of Way.
ASTORIA, Or., Aug. 23. (Special.)
Five suits were filed in the Circuit Court
today by the Portland, Oregon Seacoast
Railway Company, to condemn rights of
way through the defendant's property for
a proposed railway from this city via
the Lewis and Clark River to the Nehalem
River, there to connect with a proposed
road from North Portland. The defend
ants in the respective suits are the Clat
sop Mill Company, M. J. Kinney and J.
F. Hamilton, John Welch, H. C. Harri
son and Harriet Kinney. "
Shipyard for Marshfield.
MARSHFIELD. Or., Aug. 23. (Special.)
A. W. Carlson, ' a ship builder of Port
Blakeley, Wash., Is in Marshfield looking
for a location for a ship yard with the
intention of moving his business to this
city. The high price of lumber at Port
Blakeley he gives as his reason for mov
ing his plant.
The Easy Meal
tas GRAPE-NUTS as its foundation. Ideal on hot days
because GRAPE-NUTS requires no cooking and is at the
same time a perfect food.
A perfect hot weather breakfast, made up of GRAPE
NUTS and cream, some fruit, soft-cooked eggs, and a bit
of crisp toast, starts the day right, keeps the blood cool
and body and brain well nourished. .
Compare the cool, contented GRAPE-NUTS-fed man
or woman with your meat-fed neighbor who is sweltering
You don't have to cook GRAPE-NUTS for the reason
that this food is cooked perfectly at the factory. This
cooking is done on scientific principles, so that all the
starches of the grains are transformed until they are
ready for immediate digestion and yet all the good of
the grains is left in. ' -
is the most famous food product in the world.
"There's a Reason"
Entire Block Sold for $150,000 in
1006 Purchasers, M. Barde &
Sons, Dealers in Iron Pipe and
Other Like Commodities.
Following a property sale Thurs
day, involving $104,000, another trans
fer for $110,000 was closed yesterday,
showing the more than healthy con
dition of the Portland realty market
and heralding the heavy Fall busi
ness. The property sold is the half
block on the north side of Glisan street,
between Third and Fourth. - It is at
the end of the new approach to the
Steel bridge. It was owned by D. C.
Peiton and bought by M. Barde &
Sons through the ageney of the bro
kerage firm of C. K. Henry & Son.
The feature of this sale is the big
advance in values that it shows having
occurred In the past year. The entire
block bounded by Third. Fourth, Gli
san and Hoyt streets was sold one
year ago for $150,000. The half pur
chased by Mr. Peiton at that time is
the more valuable portion of the prop
erty, but the price paid yesterday gives
a handsome profit to Mr. Peiton for
The entire block was formerly owned
by the Willamette Iron & Steel Works
arid was occupied by the plant of that
concern. When this firm bought tfnd
improved a much larger site on the
north water front, the block was sold
half of it to Mr. Peiton and half to
Joseph Simon. On the north half Mr.
Simon is now erecting a five-story
brick warehouse for the Hazelwood
Since the purchase made by Mr.
Peiton he has remodeled the frame
building, of the Willamette Iron &
Steel Works. This" has been put in
condition and will be occupied by M.
Barde & Sons, the present purchasers.
This firm handles Iron pipe and simi
lar commodities and the property is
excellently suited for its purposes.
Railroad facilities are at hand as there
Is a Southern Pacific track on Fourth
Mr. Peiton was anxious to retain the
property as a permanent investment
and it was only after considerable ne
gotiating that he agreed to sell. He
first offered to lease the half block for
a term of years, but the firm wished
to secure permanent quarters for Its
business and insisted on acquiring the
More large sales have been made this
Summer than is usually the case at
this season of the year. There has not
been the slightest tendency to reduce
prices and dealers are' prophesying a
varv busv Fall. Inquiry from both
local and outside men is growing
C. K. Henrr & Son also report the
sale of 26 lots in Fultoo by Rothchild
Brothers to Joseph Weber. Mr. Weber
Is connected with a tannery in South
Portland and on many of the lots res
idences will be built for the employes
of the tannery.
GIRL CLIMBS BIG CHIMNEY
Fifteen-Year-Old English Miss Per
forms Daring Feat.
LONDON. Aug. 17. (Special.) A feat
necessitating nerves of steel was per
formed at Leicester yesterday by Miss
Lydia Akiers, the 15-year-old daughter of
a local builder. She climbed 150 feet to
the top of a chimney wh. Is being built
and then, to the horror ol tne crow a.
which had gathered below,' she calmly
proceeded to walk round the edge of the
Tacoma Pioneer Stricken.
TACOMA, Wash., Aug. 23. (Special.)
Jacob C. Mann is seriously ill with
paralysis at the -Fanny Paddock Hospital.
He sustained an attack aDout a year ago
but had recovered sufficiently to be about
though for several months past he has
been in feeble iiealth. Mr. Mann is
pioneer of Tacoma and held the office of
Mayor In the early days of the city.
PHOTO POST CABI8 SCENEBT.
Klaer Co. JLbby imperial UottL
Fifth' and Washington Streets, PORTLAND, OREGON
Booms, $1.00 to 93.00 Per Dar
According to Location.
J. r. DA VIES. President.
St. Charles Hotel
Front and Morrison Streets, PORTLAND, OR.
EUROPEAN PLAN ROOMS 50c TO $1.50
FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT IN CONNECTION
HOTEL LENOX MasntS
Portland's Newest and Most Modern Hotel
Up-to-date grill Auto bus meets all trains Rates:
$1 day and up European plan Long dis
tance phone in all rooms Private baths.
PHIL METSCHAN, President and Manager.
Seventh and Washington
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND, Aug. 23. Maximum temper
ature, 84 degrees; minimum temperoture,
61 degrees. River reading at 8 A. M., 6.S
feet; change In last 24 hours, 0.1 foot rise.
Total rainfall S P. M. to 5 P. M., none;
total rainfall since September 1. 1(06, 45.32
Inches; normal rainfall since September 1.
1006, 40.05 Inches; deficiency. 1.33 Inches.
Total sunshine August 22, 8 hours 12 min
utes; possible sunshine August 22, 13 hours
49 minutes. Barometer (reduced to sea-
level) at 5 P. M., 29.82 Inches.
PACIFIC COAST WEATHER.
Observations taken at 8 P. M., Pacific
time. August 23.
Baker City . . .
North Head ,.
Walla Walla ..
84 0. Oli 9'N
S8 O.OOi 8iSE
I8S O.O0I 4!9E
lesjo. 00112 sw
. The pressure has fallen decidedly over
this forecast dtftrict during' the last 12
hours, and a disturbance of very moderate
character overlies Oregon and Southern
WHAT character of
a. place would you
prefer for a home
of your own if you had the
power of selection of any
kind? Some people like
the crowded city ; some
the suburbs ; some a busi
ness street, and others the
quiet of an exclusively
residence street. But,
take human nature as it
is, 90 per cent of us all
would rather build where
there is more of Nature
and less of noise, turmoil
and dust of the busy city.
Taking everything into
consideration, it is a per
fectly safe statement that
whatever character of a
home place best suits you,
you will find it in Rose
City Park. There you
have the choice of a hill
side, a level place, trees
and shrubbery or bare
land. ' There is scarcely
a taste that cannot be
thoroughly satisfied. The
principal thing to urge
upon you is that you take
the pains to investigate.
1 Chamber o! Commerce
Flrst-Claa Check RMtavraat
Connected With Hotel.
C. O. DAVIS. Boo. and Treat,
Ptrerts. Portland, Oregon.
$1.00, $1.50, $2.00 per Day.
Idaho thts evening. Cloudinena Is In con
quence general over Oregon, Eastern Wash
ington and the northern portions of Califor
nia and Nevada- Rain was reported av
falling at WLnnemucca, where a thunder
storm was In prdgresa at time of report.
Elsewhere no precipitation occurred except
ing a trace at Eureka. Decidedly lower
temperatures obtained In the vicinity of
WinnemuccR. owing to the local disturbance
at that point, while temperatures were
somewhat higher at Portland and Walla
It will probably be cloudy Saturday over
this forecast district, with possibly showers
east of the Cascade Mountains and In South
western Oregon. Cooler weather Is expect
ed over Oregon. Eastern Washington and
Portland and vicinity Cloudy and cooler;
Western Oregon Cloudy, with possibly
showers sout h portion ; cooler; southwest
Western Washington Increasing cloudi
ness; westerly winds.
Eastern Oregon. Eastern Washington and
Idaho Cloudy and cooler, with possibly
Local Forecaster, temporarily In charge.
Grand Centra! Station Time Card
Cottage Drove Pasaenger..
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Forest Orove Passenger...
Forest Grove Passenger. .
Cottage Orove Passenger...
Corvallls Passenger. ......
Forest Orove Passenger...
Forest Qrove Passenger. . . .
15 S- m.
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30 p. m.
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So a. m.
80 p. m.
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20 a. m.
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60 p. m.
Tacoma and Seattle Express...
North Coast & Chicago Limited..
Puget Sound Limited
North Coast Limited
Puget Sound Limited ;
OREGON RAILROAD NAVIGATION CO.
Kansas City & Chicago Bxprass. -
Chi.. Kan. City & Portland Ex...
Chicago-Portland epeciai. . . . . .
ASTORIA COLUMBIA RIVER.
Astoria & Seaside Express. ..... . 8:00a.m.
Astoria & Seaside Express 6:00 p.m.
Seaside Special 8:10 p.m.
Astoria at Portland Passenger. ..fl3:10 p. m.
Portland Express 10:O0 p. m.
T:40 a. ra.
4:15 p. m.
10:19 a. ra,
6:25 p. m.
All other trains dally.
MURTON To the wife of Ceorge T. Murton,
a son, August 21.
BALMER In this city, Aug. 23. John C.
Balmer, aged 71 years. Funeral announce,
VAN TINE Caroline Van Tine, aged 60
years, at her home. SOI Hood street, Au
gust 23. Funeral notice later.